USCIS Fee Increases--More

Jan Meisels Allen



It is vitally important to have an avalanche of comments opposing the obscene proposed fees by the United States Citizenship and Information Services (USCIS). There have been previous postings on this forum. It is still not to late to go to the coalition website:  to read about it and send in your comments to the USCIS portal online “under make your voice heard”.  The deadline is December 16! Please share with your members to also go to the portal and send in a message. Many comment opposing this is necessary if we have a chance of defeating this.


The Washington Post had an article on this today, see:

I had better luck reading it on Chrome than Firefox browsers.                              


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee




Jan Meisels Allen

Hi Milt,

We have been advocating that when you submit your comments to USCIS on th efee increases you copy your US Senators and Representative. The link to find them has been in earlier postings as well as included on the coalition records not revenues website:

Whole hardedly agree that the more who get involved the better!

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

On Friday, December 6, 2019, 4:33:00 AM PST, Susan Goldsamt <suedgold@...> wrote:

I wonder if another avenue might pay off: a number of senators and congressional offices have representatives that deal with ‘Constituent Matters.’ They contact Congress and other federal agencies on behalf of their constituent.  Why shouldn’t we dedicated genealogists, who see USIS as a key source of information, yet probably have fixed income, try to contact those representatives, and stress that the increase in fees is highly onerous, unreasonable and does not reflect any justification for such an increase?  Let’s make them aware of the issue.

I have contacted such representatives for other matters (once when I had to deal with the city of Dallas, as a Maryland resident), and found them to be very friendly, usually versed in the law, and willing to contact various agencies in your behalf.

Milton Goldsamt
Silver Spring, MD

Frank Schulaner

Another of the "Murder in the Cathedral"/"Becket" situations we've witnessed lately. The king exclaims, we assume rhetorically, "Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?" and some dense up-and-coming knights and barons, hoping to score points, kill the archbishop. Not a good excuse even back then.